Comparison of US and UK pay - page 5

I am a RN working in the US. I am just beginning to look into the comparison of pay and cost of living. If I moved to the UK, can I expect to make more or less? Can anyone give me any information... Read More

  1. by   suzanne7575
    Quote from madwife2002
    The partners getting employment always seem to be a bit of an issue but you can afford for your other half to stay at home for a few months to settle in and have a good look around then you will probably find something that interests them. Remember this may be an ideal opportunity for them to try something new or different. After all you may have to come here and work as a nurse but they dont have to do what they did before, and there are lots of opportunities for change.
    At the moment my husband is in retail management, but i think he would like to do something different and his main goal is to own his own business eventually making custom gaming pc's. I think the fact he does not have to work a 60 hour week would give him the opportunity to do this, I'm presuming he can set up a business on a green card and not have to meet all the requirements that would have to met if we were aiming to come over on a business visa, such as employing at least to USC's etc.

    So you say it is possible to support a family on a nurses income alone? This is what was worrying me, that just my wages might not be enough to pay rent, run a car etc. although we are not planning on going mad, and will only get a 2nd car if and when hubby starts work, and we do live pretty cheaply.
  2. by   RGN1
    Quote from madwife2002
    The chocolate is nasty but if you get Hershey milk choc Symphony that tastes ok. Plus you can get some good ok cadburys in World Market when you are desperate but it costs an arm and a leg
    I don't mind "Dove" it's OK. Mind you truth is I don't usually fancy chocolate due to the heat, Ice cream with Choc fudge sauce is much more appealing

    Oooooooooo that's just reminded me of Breyers cookies & cream - mmmmmmmm only 3 days to go before I can get me some of that!!
  3. by   suzanne7575
    Quote from RGN1
    I don't mind "Dove" it's OK. Mind you truth is I don't usually fancy chocolate due to the heat, Ice cream with Choc fudge sauce is much more appealing
    or chocolate brownie cheesecake from the cheesecake factory

    are you due to go on a trip over to Florida in the next 3 days???? we go back in September and i can't wait
  4. by   RGN1
    Quote from suzanne7575
    or chocolate brownie cheesecake from the cheesecake factory

    are you due to go on a trip over to Florida in the next 3 days???? we go back in September and i can't wait
    Yup - fly out Tuesday! CAN'T WAIT!!!!! 3 wonderful weeks of sun, sea, sand & *** Well the latter when the kids aren't around of course

    Weather forecast for our area is in the 80's & the "outlaws" have switched our pool heating on for us.

    Still, come September you can be the one gloating!

    where in FL are you going? We're Central, near the gulf coast, about 40 minutes drive north of Tampa.
  5. by   english_nurse
    hershys


    cadbury yeah!
    nestle yeah
    rowntree yeah
    mars yeah

    pmsl
  6. by   suzanne7575
    Quote from RGN1
    Yup - fly out Tuesday! CAN'T WAIT!!!!! 3 wonderful weeks of sun, sea, sand & *** Well the latter when the kids aren't around of course

    Weather forecast for our area is in the 80's & the "outlaws" have switched our pool heating on for us.

    Still, come September you can be the one gloating!

    where in FL are you going? We're Central, near the gulf coast, about 40 minutes drive north of Tampa.
    We are doing the disney thing again, bit of luxury this time at the animal kingdom lodge with free disney dining plan. Orlando is one of the areas being offered to me to move to so going to take a day or so to have a drive round and look at the non-tourist areas and get a feel for it all.
  7. by   suzanne7575
    Quote from english_nurse
    hershys


    cadbury yeah!
    nestle yeah
    rowntree yeah
    mars yeah

    pmsl
    boy your in trouble even the US versions of UK choccy bars taste vile, apparently they are not allowed to use the same levels of cocoa that we do in the UK whichis why they are so sweet and sickly
  8. by   english_nurse
    Quote from suzanne7575
    We are doing the disney thing again, bit of luxury this time at the animal kingdom lodge with free disney dining plan. Orlando is one of the areas being offered to me to move to so going to take a day or so to have a drive round and look at the non-tourist areas and get a feel for it all.
    aww shuddup

    have used up all my holidays
  9. by   RGN1
    Quote from suzanne7575
    We are doing the disney thing again, bit of luxury this time at the animal kingdom lodge with free disney dining plan. Orlando is one of the areas being offered to me to move to so going to take a day or so to have a drive round and look at the non-tourist areas and get a feel for it all.
    Nice!
  10. by   suzanne7575
    I'll be 2 stone heavier when i get home from all the food :lol:
  11. by   cariad
    we have managed on just my wage ever since we came here, it was only after we came stateside that dh and i decided that he should work, but as i was doing travel nurse contracts it was impossible, and he only worked after we decided to settle here in june.
    we didnt go mad when we first came over, a cheap car that we bought for cash and we even lived in a mobile home renting momth to month until we decided where we wanted to stay. so after 3 months we moved into our own condo overlooking the sea, it was certainly paradise for 18 months.
  12. by   RGN1
    Quote from cariad
    we have managed on just my wage ever since we came here, it was only after we came stateside that dh and i decided that he should work, but as i was doing travel nurse contracts it was impossible, and he only worked after we decided to settle here in june.
    we didnt go mad when we first came over, a cheap car that we bought for cash and we even lived in a mobile home renting momth to month until we decided where we wanted to stay. so after 3 months we moved into our own condo overlooking the sea, it was certainly paradise for 18 months.
    sounds like heaven!
  13. by   RGN1
    Quote from suzanne7575
    I'll be 2 stone heavier when i get home from all the food :lol:
    NO kidding - we used to pile on the pounds when we 1st started going but now we're really, really good & last time I went I actually lost weight! I ate a lot of fruit, didn't touch a single soda & swam everyday & worked out on our gym machine thingy that we got dirt cheap from a neighbour who was moving.

    This time I've even managed to find a Shotokan karate club in Tampa who are happy to have us train with them - I can't wait!

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